Close to Holmes

Close to Holmes : A Look at the Connections Between Historical London, Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The London of the late nineteenth century was home to both Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous detective - Sherlock Holmes. This book looks at some of the many locations in both central and outer London that have connections to one or both of these famous names. In addition to examining the history this book also looks at some of the theories that have been woven over the years around Holmes and these locations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 212 x 14mm | 281.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1904312500
  • 9781904312505
  • 526,658

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18 ratings
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Of the dozen or so guides to Holmesian London, there are two that I recommend to visitors: Arthur Alexander's Hot on the Scent and Tom Wheeler's Finding Sherlock's London. Now there's a third book to recommend. Close to Holmes: A Look at the Connections between Historical London, Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Alistair Duncan is, I think, the first to give equal consideration to the places associated with Conan Doyle. Reading it, we feel that we're in the company of a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and witty friend. I should mention that I contributed the foreword; I did so because the book is both valuable and a pleasure to read. As much a historical and literary exploration as a travel guide, Close to Holmes doesn't compete with The New Finding Sherlock's London; instead, the two complement each othershow more
by Steve Emecz
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